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Snakes IN The PLANE, Not Just A Movie  
User currently offlineUPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3997 times:

Only in spanish, snakes found this morning on an IB A320 at MAD after landing from TLV, aircraft grounded and isolated for further checks,


http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2007/0...a2185404e538fd3389989&t=1188657398


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User currently offlineFlanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3966 times:

Well from what i understood it was Safari Park de Madrid. So i assume that explains it all.  

[Edited 2007-09-01 16:58:34]


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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3928 times:
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Quoting Flanker (Reply 1):
Well from what i understood it was Safari Park de Madrid

Misunderstood... The Safari Park members have made the inspection onboard to seek more snakes. Any notice about from where the snakes came from.

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineSeabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5841 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3883 times:

Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Thread starter):
snakes found this morning on an IB A320

Surprised this doesn't happen more often... a/c are warm (while on the ground in a warm place like MAD or TLV), have lots of small dark places... comfy for reptiles (if not stowaways). Big grin


User currently offlineFlanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3720 times:

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 2):
Misunderstood... The Safari Park members have made the inspection onboard to seek more snakes. Any notice about from where the snakes came from.

Regards,

Gerard

Thanks!  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3687 times:

There was a story like this in the US's "Reader's Digest" some months back.


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User currently offlineBoeingBoy From Bouvet Island, joined Jul 2007, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3625 times:

Quoting Seabosdca (Reply 3):
Surprised this doesn't happen more often... a/c are warm (while on the ground in a warm place like MAD or TLV), have lots of small dark places... comfy for reptiles (if not stowaways).

I guess they just take a leisurely stroll across the tarmac and runways then - Talk about jay-walking



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User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3224 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

Don't laugh, it happens easier then you think

Ansett had a snake on a plane, which i believe if i recall correctly ended up killing a small girl when she bent over to get something from underneath her feet. Anyway after not being able to find the thing the aircraft was sealed and fumigated with poisons and CO2 in order to make sure it was dead.

A320 i believe was in question, and it was suspected that the snake claimed aboard at Alice springs via some cargo... some of the places cargo may be stored on the way may indeed be an easy way for snakes to gain access...this is before 9/11 mind u...little less security.


User currently offlineUPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3095 times:

Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 7):
this is before 9/11 mind u...little less security.

The link says the snakes probably got into the a/c a TLV......security has been very tight there at TLV even way before 9/11.......so it can happen everywhere no matter security level



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User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 8):

The link says the snakes probably got into the a/c a TLV......security has been very tight there at TLV even way before 9/11.......so it can happen everywhere no matter security level

There are snakes in israel but in the desert, not in TLV area, hence strange how that could happen. On an other not australia is full of snakes so if it usually never happens there where probability is much higher that a snake could make it's way to the airplane weird that it happend in MAD or TLV.

[Edited 2007-09-03 15:13:59]

User currently offlinePhilzh From Switzerland, joined May 2007, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 9):
There are snakes in israel but in the dessert, not in TLV area

Hmmm... I'm somehow not really sure I would appreciate Israeli cuisine easily. Or maybe I'd just skip the dessert and opt for cheeses instead.  Wink


User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1073 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

on a different note: whats about that movie? bought a copy in DXB some month back and still havent had time to watch it. the titel would tell me its not worth the time anyway, but then, there might be a plane... 

[Edited 2007-09-03 15:46:44]


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User currently offlineF86sabre From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2836 times:

Snakes and other animals, usually rodents and bugs, getting on a plane is not all that unusual. They come aboard in bags, cargo and sometimes climb aboard on their own. I know one airline has taken planes with snakes aboard that they could not find up to Alaska in the winter and put a heat lamp under the belly. The snakes will find the heat when the plane cools and they are easy to remove at that point.

Best wishes,
F86sabre


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